May 17, 2021


The weather... It's a cloudy day, but a beautiful 70 degrees. No rain in the forecast. Much hotter temps coming later in the week.

Reading... I just finished the cozy mystery Buried in Bargains by Josie Belle. It's part of a series featuring the Good Buy Girls. It was a fun, easy read and I'll probably read more of them if I come across them (this one came from Goodwill). 

Watching... Disney's Moana for, like, the thousandth time. Leah's here and it's her favorite. Or it's at least tied with Frozen II. I have to admit, it's become one of my all time favorite Disney movies.

And yes, that is Dwayne, the Rock, Johnson as the voice of Maui. If you want to see something really cute, look on YouTube for the video of him singing this song to his daughter.

Feeling... Great! I gave myself the second Ozempic injection yesterday and there's no overwhelming tiredness or queasy feeling this week.

Thinking... About all the training I have left to do for the new job. I spent 2 1/2 hours working on it on Saturday and that only got me through part one of section one. At least I passed the certificate exam on the first try. My entire afternoon today will go to more training. Gotta get it done or I can't start work.

Thankful... I had not too long ago come to the conclusion that the church I had been (sporadically) attending was probably not the one for me. It was far enough away that it wasn't terribly convenient and I just wasn't having any luck getting to know people and one of the big things I want in a church is a "family." I never got the sense that was how the church was. No one ever contacted me even after I filled out the information card and said I wanted them to. People never seemed to remember having met me before. 

So, this week I decided to try a church closer to home. In fact, it's probably about 3 miles from the house. It's a CMA church, a denomination I'm somewhat familiar with. The first thing I noticed that made me happy....not a single mask in sight. I could see the faces and that, I think, is a huge help in connecting with new people. Second, the woman who greeted me was warm, friendly and made me feel very welcome. 

The sermon was a good one on the responsibility of parents to give their children a spiritual blessing and it lined up with the Word. No tickle the ears stuff. The worship was uplifting and I was blessed that it was their Sunday to honor their high school and college graduates. So touching and moving to see the parents pray for their children. After the service the same woman who had greeted me invited me to the women's spring tea party next Saturday with the promise that she will sit with me and introduce me to everyone. Yay!

Oh, I am also thankful the two wack-a-doodles pictured above got the job done without any Stooge-like moments! I told Tim it looked like a Facebook meme about why women live longer than men.

Loving... These two more than I could ever express.

And sitting out on the deck on my new swing. Tim finally got it put together on Saturday and we've all been enjoying it. It just seems to fit right and is comfortable. I do want to find a cushion for the seat, though.

Today... I kept Leah for a while while Megan had a doctor's appointment and picked up a few things at the store. I'm eating lunch as I do this. This afternoon HAS to be training for work. This evening Megan and I are going to work on pulling weeds in the mulched area by the deck and Tim is going to put the air conditioner in the window. It's going to be hot enough to need it by Wednesday.

This week... Bible study Tuesday evening, my second dose of vaccine on Wednesday, a doctor's appointment on Thursday for me and one on Friday for Tim, and the tea party on Saturday.

What's up in your neck of the woods?


  1. It's always nice to attend a friendly church that feels like "family." I hope this one works out for you. Work training isn't that fun, but it's something that most all of us have to get done. So glad you have a good air conditioner as the temperatures rise. Have a good week, my friend!

  2. OH, did I ever tell you that we were members of the C&MA for many many years, and that is the denomination my husband pastored in for all those years? We don't have any close by in this area and haven't been to one in quite a few years, since we moved back to Florida. But that's where we brought up our kids, etc. I am happy to hear it was a good experience for you and that they are doing things right at that church! That is a blessing to hear! We now attend a Methodist church, but it is a very strong conservative Bible believing one, which will go with the traditional/conservative movement when the actual split takes place. Just waiting on the General Conference that will finally make it final and so that churches who leave the denomination can keep their property. Anyway, I am happy for you to have found a church that meets your needs in several ways. I enjoyed this post, and am praying for you as you prepare for your new job. God bless you my friend.

  3. So happy you found a church you feel at home in. That is so important. We love Moana! HAve a cozy evening! Finally beautiful weather around here!

  4. Hi Stacy, I am glad you found a church that is friendly. I love Disney movies! That is a cute picture of your grands. Is that on your property? I love lots of trees but not many in the city. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  5. Its funny how kids make you love Disney movies.
    I think i need to start looking for a church closer to me too. I know for me, it makes it so inconvenient when they do bible studies on week nights - its like an extra hour + of driving so then I dont go & I miss that connection. Good luck on your church hunt.

  6. I am so glad you may have found your church family! It sure had made a difference in my life, especially of late. Wonderful prayer warriors and fellow believers. Keep us posted and enjoy the tea!! Those kiddos are so darn cute! xo


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